Lacrosse - MS A Boys
Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/
|Liam Beagan||2024||Hingham, MA|
|Joseph Bennett||2023||Cohasset, MA|
|Harry Bradshaw||2024||Hingham, MA|
|Tyler Chouinard||2025||South Weymouth, MA|
|William Coughlin||2026||Hingham, MA|
|Callum Dasco||2024||Hingham, MA|
|Cameron DiRico||2023||North Marshfield, MA|
|Zachary Dixon||2024||Canton, MA|
|Connor Foley||2023||Hanover, MA|
|James Greer||2024||Milton, MA|
|Travis Harper||2025||Weymouth, MA|
|Finbar Holland||2024||Braintree, MA|
|Martin Karnolt||2023||Kingston, MA|
|Devin Kaslauskas||2023||Norwell, MA|
|Colin Kenney||2024||Hingham, MA|
|Christian MacCallum||2025||Hanson, MA|
|Brady Monturio||2023||Weymouth, MA|
|Davidson Morisset||2026||Randolph, MA|
|Omar Naanaa||2024||Milton, MA|
|Nicholas Pulgini||2025||Milton, MA|
|Andrew Snyder||2025||Norwell, MA|
|Jack Snyder||2023||Norwell, MA|
Matthew GhidenHead CoachMatthew Ghiden has been teaching 6th grade English, Social Studies and Math at Thayer Academy since 2014. He coaches JV football in the fall and Boys Middle School lacrosse during the spring. After graduating from Amherst College, Matthew worked with English Language Learners in Concord, NH. His hobbies include listening to music, writing and hiking.
Chris McGuirk has been coaching lacrosse for over 25 years. He grew up in Norwell and played soccer, lacrosse, and ice hockey at Thayer Academy (1989-1993). After Thayer, Chris attended the University of Vermont and played lacrosse as a midfielder from 1993 to 1997.At UVM, he was team Captain in 1996 and 1997 and NEILA East/West All Star in 1997.
Chris started coaching high school in Portsmouth, NH from 2003-2008 where is was instrumental in the growth of the program and coached there for three years. In 2008, the PHS varsity team went to the NH State Finals and he was voted NH Division 3 Coach of The Year. He moved back to Norwell, MA in 2009 and coached the Norwell Varsity Team from 2009-2013 where he went to the MIAA Division 3 State Championship game and was the South Shore League EMLCA representative. From 2014-2018, Chris was the Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Hingham High School who, in 2017, won the State Championship.
Currently, Chris is the Director and Founder of the Kings Lacrosse Club. Kings Lacrosse is an Elite Lacrosse Club comprised of teams in 3rd Grade through 12th Grade that currently has over 1,000 players. He resides in Norwell with his wife and three children.